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ADMISSIONS

DISABILITIES DON’T DISCRIMINATE.

NEITHER DO WE.

The Arbor fills a unique niche for families with children with special needs. Out of the 22 special needs schools in Houston we remain one of the only ones that will never turn away a student due to the severity of their diagnosis or perceived limitations. Having no niche is our niche! As a result, most of our students have very little in the way of alternative options for their developmental and educational needs and The Arbor is proud to offer them and their families a place to learn and grow. The Arbor accepts students as young as three months old and continues the program through age 12.

Enrollment Process

We know that you have enough forms already, so we keep it simple! The Arbor does not require a formal evaluation prior to admission. After receiving your enrollment contract, The Arbor requires a $200 enrollment fee + 25% down on the first month of your tuition. If necessary to determine appropriate placement, we will observe your student in their current educational environment at no additional charge. In the case that the classroom most appropriate for your student is full, you will be placed into a waiting pool and we will contact you as soon as there is availability.

Tuition

We know that so many of our families have an immense amount of medical and therapeutic expenses on top of meeting their student’s educational needs. We take this into full consideration, and try to provide as much scholarship funding as possible to our families that need extra support. Our current scholarship fund can award up to 25% of tuition, based on need. In addition, all parents benefit from at least $14,000 in “tuition assistance,” as tuition only covers about 60% of our operational needs. The remaining amount is raised through our annual fundraising efforts and our generous network of donors, foundations, and corporations.

Tuition can be paid annually or monthly.

Level One: 2:1 student-teacher ratio

$23,820

Level Two: One less teacher than the number of students in the classroom

$30,600

Level Three: 1:1 student-teacher ratio

$37,800
Treehouse

(before and after care – 7:30am-5pm)

Treehouse AM only:

$300/month

Treehouse PM only:

$500/month

Treehouse AM and PM:

$700/month

INTERESTED IN ENROLLING?

Families should start by contacting the school and requesting a personal tour. Participants can expect to be on the campus for one hour and will be provided with an opportunity to see The Arbor’s program in action, ask questions, and learn more about the enrollment process.

Contact us
We accept students throughout the year, based on classroom availability.

Please call the office at 713-827-8830 to schedule your tour.

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY ADMISSIONS POLICY

The Arbor School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and any other school-administered programs.